The Drug Enforcement Administration has released a 100 page financial audit that details the agency’s spending in 2012 and goals for 2013.
In the section about the challenges that may keep them from reaching their goals, the DEA says, “Keeping marijuana illegal reduces its availability and lessens willingness to use it. Legalizing marijuana would increase accessibility and encourage promotion and acceptance of drug use.”
The DEA is essentially saying that marijuana legalization will lead to a higher level of drug abuse in the country.
This report has been released only one day after Washington Governor Jay Inslee met with US Attorney General Eric Holder, who allegedly seemed open to the state’s legalization plans. President Obama has said that targeting legal marijuana states is not a priority for him, but Holder has remained mum on the issue.